I googled it and all I got was how to transfer files from one domain to another domain.

Say I have two PCs, one running windows server 2008 and the other running Windows 7, they're connected via a LAN, and they're part of the same domain.

How do you send a file from one PC to the other?

Why the heck isn't there some simple function where you right click a file and select send?

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    Via a UNC share name or mapped drive. e.g. From Server1 you connect to the "Documents" share on "Client1" via the path \\Client1\Documents May 29, 2017 at 17:41
  • That question explain how to make the file shareable not how the other computer will get it.
    – User104163
    May 29, 2017 at 18:58

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With the computers in the same LAN and Domain, it's pretty easy.

  1. Share a folder on the destination system using Right mouse-click -> Share with... (or Properties -> Sharing - for more advanced options).

  2. Connect to that folder from the source system. I like to just do:


For instance Start -> Run -> \\Q7D opened this window: Shared folders on network host Q7D

You will see the shared folder and can open it or map a drive letter to it.

Then use a command line copy or drag and drop to copy the file.

If you have a drive letter mapped to a shared folder you can use Right Click on a file and Send to.enter image description here

  • I got the first step. But I don't understand the second one. What's "DESTINATION-SYSTEM-NAME" and is there a simpler way to get the file without using RUN and CMD?
    – User104163
    May 29, 2017 at 18:57
  • DESTINATION-SYSTEM-NAME is the hostname (computer name) of the destination system. For instance one of mine is called Q7D so Start -> Run -> \\Q7D opens a window showing the shared folders on that system. You may be able to see the system from the Network icon in the left side of explorer windows.
    – lcbrevard
    May 30, 2017 at 15:39
  • Added screenshot showing system "Q7D" in my network with its shares. This is displayed either with the Start -> Run -> \\Q7D command OR by browsing the Network as shown on the left side.
    – lcbrevard
    May 30, 2017 at 15:46

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